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Freya

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Well... it's finished. I quite liked it, must say the reviews I've read of it here & there don't really do it justice. I don't know what I was expecting, but that wasn't it :) Now I just need to find a book entitled 'Celery' to hopefully un-do all the bad work of Chocolat.
 

Litany

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Freya said:
Now I just need to find a book entitled 'Celery' to hopefully un-do all the bad work of Chocolat.

Or Jogging and Muesli. :D

I've been reading Casino Royale. It's a short book so it only took a day. Book Bond does not impress me. I prefer film Bond. And I think I must have had an abridged version, because I clearly remember that the film had all those tartan wenches trying to seduce and then kill him, it had Mata Hari's daughter being all saucy, and then it had all them cowboys coming in at the end to save the day. Well there was none of that in the book, and they couldn't have made it all up just for the film, now could they?
 

Ashlea

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Um, actually, they could. The books and film often have nothing in common but the title.


I'm picking through Beowulf again (Heaney translation.) Beautiful, strong, and manly, as always.
 

magemanda

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I am now currently reading pulp fantasy in the form of White Wolf by David Gemmell, which is very good so far.

I've just finished I, Lucifer and thought it was a cracking read, with some absolutely fantastic prose.
 

RaVeN

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Last night I started "Conspiracies" by F.Paul Wilson. It's #3 in the Repairman Jack series. "Legacies" was such a fast & easy read, I thought. what the hell.

I'm just filling time 'til I get my hands on A Clash of Kings by George RR Martin.


RaVeN
 

Litany

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RaVeN said:
I'm just filling time 'til I get my hands on A Clash of Kings by George RR Martin.

:D I got you addicted.
I be reading The Picture of Dorian Gray, and though there b'aint be any pirates in it as yet, for some reason I've come over all piratical. I think it might be my upcoming trip to Cornwall, though I think that's more smuggly than scurvy. But never mind, rum's rum. Arrrr.

Anyhoo, so far it's awfully good. The only real problem I have with Wilde is that almost every sentence is a fantastic quote that I want to scribble down and over use.
 

Martin

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I following a course on Wilde at the moment - a fascinating man with a tumultuous private life.

Cheers, Martin
 

RaVeN

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Litany said:
:D I got you addicted.

No doubt about it. I see that he's due out with #4 in the series durring the first week of August. It would be nice if I could have 2 & 3 read by then.


RaVeN
 

Litany

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Martin said:
I following a course on Wilde at the moment - a fascinating man with a tumultuous private life.
He rocks. Everyone should have an aunt written by Oscar Wilde. It'd make life so much more interesting. I bagsy Lady Bracknell.

A Handbag?!?
 

VTChEwbecca

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Just started Dune by Frank Herbert today....its my husband's favorite book and I'd not yet read it, even though its basically a sci-fi classic. I was ready to move onto a more serious novel after reading several silly novels in a row.
 

VTChEwbecca

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bobbyburns said:
maybe we'll have something to talk about soon, chewie.

Also a Dune fan? The series contains the only books I've seen my husband read through completely. He's started three other books in the three years we've been married, but he's not finished them. I'm interested to see what interests him so much about these books, and I can't wait to finally discuss books with him when he actually understands what I'm talking about (I do attempt to discuss whatever I'm reading with him, but its a one-sided conversation).
 

bobbyburns

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yeah, I read dune last summer. it was great. it's the best sci-fi novel I've ever read. I can understand why your husband is obsessed with the series. it is bone-crushingly dense, so you'll have tons to talk about with him.
 

Wabbit

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I'm currrently reading Love in the Time of Cholera. Marquez is a master, nobody can quite tell a story like him! for me, nobody can write such beautiful and deep lines as he can.
 

magemanda

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I'm currently reading 'The Wrong Boy' by Willy Russell, and enjoying it very much. It was pretty gripping right from the off.

The only thing is... either I have read this book before (a long time ago) or I am having major deja vu, because it seems pretty familiar! :eek: :confused:

Raven: I notice you mention that George RR Martin is due to release A Feast for Crows in August. Ummm, I hate to say but his official site is saying that he still hasn't finished it! www.georgerrmartin.com
 
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